The Big Little Guy from Queens

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Spiderman from Civil War

By G.P. Avants

Okay, there he is! A younger version of Spider-Man living in Queens, NY.  In Captain America Civil War Tony Stark is looking for exceptional recruits to be part of his Avengers 2.0. That is how he ends up bringing this spunky sticky-finger teen into the fold.

I loved the action. Spider-Man is thrown into the action very much in awe of everyone he is having to battle. I loved the humor, the constant questions, comments, and one-liners he has for friends and foes. “You have a metal arm?” He asks Bucky. “That’s so cool.”

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However, what struck me was his face-to-face encounter with Captain America. Cap asked him where he was from as a huge tanker had him pinned. “From Queens.” Captain America smiles knowing exactly what that meant. I wonder if in that brief encounter he saw himself in Peter Parker. He was just a little guy…

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